An informative primer on fair use with prominent entertainment attorney, Lisa Callif. Lisa is the founding Partner of Donaldson + Callif, and co-writer of Clearance and Copyright, 4th Edition and The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Independent Filmmaking. Lisa’s practice focuses on...
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October 27, 2018
On October 26, 2018, the US Copyright Office modified this exemption for the first time ever, expanding current clearance for documentary films to include some types of fictional films. Now, both nonfiction and fictional filmmakers may use ripped images “where the clip is used for parody or its biographical or historically significant nature.” As a result, filmmakers working on projects like biopics, historical fiction, and parodies like Lonely Island can now access encrypted content without fear of liability.
January 9, 2018
By Steven Beer, Jake Levy and Neil Rosini Archive agreements have much in common with every other legally-binding license. They must identify the
October 5, 2017
By Shaia Araghi and Lauren Wertheimer For nearly a decade, a national coalition led by Film Independent and the International Documentary Association
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016 Public Relations Department Corporate Communications Division Canon One Canon Park Melville, NY 11747 Dear Canon, We, the
October 29, 2015
If you've ever needed high-definition footage off of a Blu-ray or DVD, you might be aware that the images you are trying to access are protected by
Who owns the images of our world? Where do ideas end and images begin? How can we both defend the freedoms and rights of filmmakers and encourage the
'Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction' opens September 11 in New York City.
March 3, 2013
Documentary filmmakers who use archival materials fall into two basic categories: those who are savvy about rights clearance issues and those who